So you have a little one in the family….¬†and of course, you would do anything to protect them. One of the things to check for is making sure that the crib your baby uses is safe for and secure for them as well.

But what are you looking for? Any screws or bolts that may be missing, or pieces of the crib that appear to be missing. Also, the mattress the baby is using must be firm and fit snug in the crib to prevent the baby from getting stuck in between the crib and mattress.

In addition, having your baby sleep in a sleeper and not in a blanket can significantly reduce the risk of suffocation. Blankets, pillows, comforters, or quilts can also cause your baby to overheat easily. Removing these from your babies crib will also reduce the risks of suffocation.

In conclusion, over 2 million cribs in the past ten years in the U.S. alone have been recalled due to defects and flaws in the design. Making sure that your babies crib is safe and secure can further help you to protect your baby from harm’s way.